Lansing USD 469 Routing Coordinator, Janine Shields, Named Lansing USD469 Ed. Support Professional of the Year! (VIDEO)
Photo Credit: Chris Fletcher (IT Director)Left to Right: Jim Slapper (Director of Transportation), Sharon Burns (Director of Lansing Educational Foundation, Superintendent Dan Wessel, Janine Shields (Routing Coordinator), John Dalbey (School Board President), Chris Aus (President of Lansing Educational Foundation)
Lansing Educational Foundation is honored to name Lansing USD 469 Transportation Department Routing Coordinator, Ms. Janine Shields, as one of two Educational Support Professionals of the Year! Ms. Shields has worked for the district for the past nine years and has served as bus driver, New Beginnings classroom para professional, and Assistant Transportation Coordinator before transitioning to her current roll as Routing Coordinator.
Ms. Shields not only schedules and routes our Lansing USD 469 busses, working 12-14 hour days at the beginning of the school year to set up bus routes and pickup/drop off times, she has stepped up during the changes caused by the national pandemic. It was noted on her nomination form that Janine "put a program together to allow door-to-door breakfast and lunch delivery to students by our bus drivers." On top of scheduling, she coordinates payroll for all 43 staff members in the Transportation Department.
Ms. Shields was surprised with the award on Monday, May 3rd by Superintendent Dan Wessel; Lansing USD 469 School Board President, John Dalbey; Lansing Educational Foundation President, Christine Aus; Lansing Educational Foundation Director, Sharon Burns; Transportation Director, Jim Slapper, and Transportation Head Mechanic, Jeff Bohnsack.
Lansing Educational Foundation recognizes two Educational Support Professionals each year, and Lansing USD 469 Nurse Coordinator, Kristen Dilka, received the other award. Click here for information about her announcement. As a thank you for their incredible work, both Dilka and Shields will be receiving a $250 grant from Lansing Educational Foundation. Watch this website for the Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year announcement this week!
Thank you for all that you do for our district, Janine! We are so very lucky to have you as part of the Lansing USD 469 family!